[chuck] Audicle presentation award / video

oliver oli smoerk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 18:04:00 EST 2005

I don't know much about Audicle, I only watched the video. It's mainly a 
visualization of what is going on inside of ChucK. How many shreds are 
running and when they get activated, etc... There is also an editor 
which some nifty user interface, which I guess is based on OpenGL, too.

But this stuff is completely optional, you can also do everything with 
plain chuck and an editor of your choice. I don't think it makes any 
sense to try to make Audicle more screen reader friendly, because it's 
mainly 2D and 3D visualization. I guess it's possible to magnify 
everything in Audicle as it's based on OpenGL.

But maybe it's possible to make the command line interface of chuck more 
accessible? Have you tried to run chuck? Is there anything which could 
be improved for a screen reader...?

Rich Caloggero wrote:
> Somewhat dumb question here -- what exactly is
> Audicle ? I assume its some kind of GUI, with Chuck on the back end doing
> the heavy lifting. My question is really - is it a win32 app or will it only
> run on X-windows. I'm a blind musician and have always wanted an accessible
> synthesizer, something I can actually tweak fairly easily. Most (all)
> stand-alone boxes have incredibly difficult interfaces which can only be
> operated by sighted people. Software solutions are worse - completely
> inaccessible GUI.  Might there be any hope for audicle in this sense?  I'm
> certainly no expert in win32 programming or GUI building in general, but if
> Cakewalk/Sonar can be made reasonably accessible, then why not audicle?
> For good models of how to create accessible interfaces, ones which can
> expose their state to adaptive tech. like screen readers and magnification
> software, look at the gnome project, and Java Swing, both of which are
> attempting to do this.
> -- Rich Caloggero, MIT Adaptive Tech. for Info. and Computing

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